Saturday, April 29, 2006

A very nice color scheme generator.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Link: - Blog...Rinse...Repeat.
This is a blog about, well, nothing in particular, but it's interesting.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Free SketchUp

SketchUp - Download
Google has, as you may know, bought @Last software, which is the company that makes sketchup. There is now a free version of sketchup (the normal cost is $495) available for download from google. Some of the features of the paid version have been removed, though that should not be a problem for basic users.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Would you like that round or square?

Once, a few years back, I went in to a radio shack to look for floppies (CD-RW drives were much more expensive then). The location of the diskettes was not immediately apparent, so help was sought from the clerk. When asked about floppies, she replied: 'Do you want the round ones of the square ones?'
The ignorance of this radio shack employee still baffles me. I mean, how could you work for radio shack and not know?

Link: Linux for human beings?

Linux for human beings?
A nice blog about a windows user that switched to ubuntu Linux.

Engineer jokes

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Mechanical Engineers build weapons and Civil Engineers build targets.

Normal people believe that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

A few geek jokes..

Why do geeks think Halloween and Christmas occur on the same day?
Because 31oct = 25dec!

If you have to run heating in winter, you don't own enough computers.

Gates' Law: Every 18 months, the speed of software halves.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Link: Invention Machine - Popular Science

John Koza Has Built an Invention Machine - Popular Science
"Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Programing joke

Give a man a computer program and you give him a headache,
but teach him to program computers and you give him the power
to create headaches for others for the rest of his life...

Link: errorwear

errorwear: blue screen of death T-shirt
A very geeky thing to have...

Monday, April 17, 2006


Mozilla has a contest for the best add promoting Firefox, as part of the spread Firefox campaign. One of My personal favorites it Wheeee!

Quote about peoples spending habits.

"People buy things they don't really want , with money they don't really have, to impress people they don't really like" -Unknown

Making fun of almost every Operating System

What OS do you use?


Mac OSx
Oh. You're one of those people.

Why are people like you even allowed to use computers?

Unix (command-line)
Have you been under a rock for the past 20 years? Is that a slide rule I see in your back pocket?

You use DOS? Why? What's your problem?

Ahhhhhhhh! Moron alert!

Puppy Linux
How dare you call that Linux.

Fedora core 5
What do you use, a main frame? Isn't that a worse memory hog than windows?

You actually paid money for that?

What did you do, lose your hard drive?

Windows 3.1
What the heck do you think you can do with a computer that old? It's what, 50 MHz?

Link: OS Airlines

OS Airlines
...Gives a humorous answer to the question: What if Operating systems were airlines? (Now I'm sure you were lying awake at night wondering this....)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Today's link: Vertical Centering

Waxpad Article: Vertical Centering with CSS
A way to vertically center a html division using CSS.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Today's link: Spell with flickr

Spell with flickr
...Lets you have your text be made with images from flickr.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Link of the day: tiny flash drive

I saw This on digg and thought it was cool.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I'm on eBay?

I think eBay is going overboard with their keyword purchasing...

Link of the day: Gigabyte's I-RAM

AnandTech: Gigabyte's I-RAM: Affordable Solid State Storage
The I-ram is a very interesting idea (to geeks), and that is: use ram as extremely fast storage.
A video of it in action can be seen at google video.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Google video test: Hi jack

Just testing google videos embed feature:

Link of the day: Instructables

...Is a collection of step-by-step instructions.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Bolts (nuts and machine screws)

I love bolts. They make life so easy; if only everything was held together with them. A few days ago it was very windy and a fan on the porch broke, leaving a blade near parallel with the one next to it. The head had been hewn off one of the two bolts that holds it in place.
If it had, for instance, been glued on, the blade would have come off entirely, smashing through the glass table below. It might have required a whole new set of blades, which would have been expensive, a new table, and many hours of work. But instead, all I had to do was back out the bolt stub, take it to the garage, and get a matching machine screw (so that I could use a screwdriver), and put it in. Done in less than two minutes. I love bolts.

Link of the day: A List Apart

A List Apart
...Had articles on Code, Content, Design, and other topics for webmasters.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

What's the order of succession for the office of the president?

What's the order of succession for the office of the president?
An interesting look at part of our political system... With a bit of humor mixed in.

Link of the day: Idiot World

Idiot World
...Is just another fun littile website.